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Crunching the numbers. Judging the songs. Crunching our teeth. Judging each other.

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Crunching the numbers. Judging the songs. Crunching our teeth. Judging each other.

    2021 - Long Term Lovers

    2021 - Long Term Lovers

    In this episode, we talk about easy recipes to make, the Neverending Story, and each other. Throughout the episode, Jeroen destroys every single segue that he sets up for himself.

    With “Long Term Lovers” as our theme, we discuss Georgia’s “You”, Spain's "Voy a quedarme", Estonia's "The Lucky One" and Iceland's "10 Years".

    Recommendations/References:
    • “Sea of Love” by Cat Power > https://open.spotify.com/track/33kKcOJoyNduHwXhEnga8X?si=f9df0c80782e41fa
    • “True Love Will Find You In The End” by Daniel Johnston > https://open.spotify.com/track/2O80Iudb4tigOCW0gWfOzn?si=f8251237f9fb4288
    • “Everyday is a Miracle” by David Byrne > https://open.spotify.com/track/3wJntnNv3MvBmXsLj7lWFA?si=6d83fef0e15349b8
    • “Liefde is een Kaartspel” (Belgium 1996) by Lisa Del Bo > https://youtu.be/k8kBftYXzJA

    • 1 hr 12 min
    2021 - But Your Aunt Is Having A Great Time

    2021 - But Your Aunt Is Having A Great Time

    CW: self-harm/suicide (intermittently between 31:45-46:00)

    In this episode, we talk about staging ideas, we swivel rapidly, and Mira lusts after a contestant. Uncontrollably.

    With “Throwback Thursday” as our theme, we discuss Greece’s “Last Dance”, Finland’s “Dark Side” and Denmark’s “Øve os på hinanden”.

    Recommendations & references:
    * “This Is Telex” by Telex > https://open.spotify.com/album/1Y3hXzx16dVRmMhz8lTwME
    * “Left Outside Alone (Anastacia Cover)” by Blind Channel > https://youtu.be/o44fSc2f2Ms
    * “Last Resort” by Papa Roach > https://youtu.be/20jvV-BPNSk

    • 1 hr 15 min
    2021 - Name a Woman

    2021 - Name a Woman

    In this episode, we celebrate women, history, and a birthday.

    With “It’s like… woman, you know, like… Woman!” as our theme, we discuss Australia’s “Technicolour”, Azerbaijan’s “Mata Hari” and Russia’s “Russian Woman”.

    Recommendations/References:
    • “Class of 2013” by Mitski > https://youtu.be/4y0O7gAQEFU
    • “Drunk Walk Home” by Mitski > https://youtu.be/5F_k5uBnYGo
    • Billy on the Street: Lightning Round > https://youtu.be/bzDlS6JPUtE
    • “Agora” (2009), starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia
    • “How Sad, How Lonely” by Connie Converse > https://open.spotify.com/album/7c0VXTY2sA5f1yMaPxQqRE
    - “Crucified” by Army of Lovers > https://youtu.be/di18hTFTwIw

    • 1 hr 8 min
    2021 - The Moon Is Growing!

    2021 - The Moon Is Growing!

    In this episode, we hold a candlelight vigil for Jim Steinman, talk about the politics of our neighborhood dog park, and, at long last: with the help of our personal trauma, we figure out a way to solve music.

    With “(blank) is (blank)” as our theme, we discuss Latvia’s “The Moon is Rising”, Portugal’s “Love Is On My Side” and Bulgaria’s “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.

    Recommended viewing:
    - “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf > https://youtu.be/_wO8toxinoc

    • 1 hr 8 min
    2021 - A Sexually Terrifying Aura

    2021 - A Sexually Terrifying Aura

    In this episode, we make uninformed statements about engaging in dance crazes, the origins of the phrase “Girl Power” and reality television dating programs.

    With “Stir Crazy” as our theme, we discuss Lithuania’s “Discoteque”, Serbia’s “Loco Loco”, Israel’s “Set Me Free” and the Czech Republic’s “Omaga”.

    Recommended viewing:
    - “The Sound of C” by The Confettis (Belgian New Beat) > https://youtu.be/XkiKx81sf_c
    - This incredible video of Hurricane laughing > https://twitter.com/ESCvid/status/134131497890161869

    • 1 hr 2 min
    2021 - Desperation Trumping Shame

    2021 - Desperation Trumping Shame

    In this episode, Mira finds an irreconcilable grievance that may stay with her for the rest of her life. After that, we get nostalgic.

    With “In Case You Haven’t Noticed, I’m Weird. I’m A Weirdo. I Don’t Fit In. And I Don’t Want To Fit In. Have You Ever Seen Me Without This Stupid Song? That’s Weird.” as our theme, we discuss Germany’s “I Don't Feel Hate”, France’s “Voilà” and Italy’s “Zitti e buoni”.

    • 55 min

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